2014 Christian Novel Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of ACM’s 2014 Christian Novel Contest Winners:


1st Prize is Awarded to

Paul Bennett

for his story,

A Fall of Sparrows

PaulBennettPaul Bennett grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia and is a lifelong student of American history, especially the Civil War and the hardships associated with that tragic period. Having been raised on stories of American heroes, his greatest honor has been the opportunity to write about those heroes who loved their neighbors as themselves.

Paul attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and there met his wonderful wife, Jenice. He currently lives in Forest, Virginia where he practices Internal Medicine. He has a special interest in black powder firearms, but the most enjoyable times during the day are always spent with his wife and their two sons James and Daniel.

Athanatos Christian Ministries has extended an offer to publish to Mr. Bennett, who has accepted.  Details are forthcoming.

The Runner-Up Prize is Awarded to

Luke Ainsworth

for his story,

Everything that Rises

LukeAinsworthLuke Ainsworth is a consultant psychiatrist living in Melbourne, Australia.  He completed his medical degree (2003) and Masters of Psychiatry (2011) at the University of Melbourne and spent 2007 working for a Church-based health service in Battambang, Cambodia, returning there for a few weeks each year.  He thoroughly enjoy public speaking, having presented at international psychiatric conferences, lectured at RMIT University and made the occasional foray into stand-up comedy.